Sunday, December 28, 2014

Arts and entertainment briefs from Summit County and beyond

#Summit County, Colorado.

DJ Rudeboi plays your favorite top-40 hits at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Thursday, Jan. 1. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Thursday, Jan. 1, is open mic night with Arnie J. Green at the Dillon Dam Brewery. Experienced local musicians age 21 and older are invited to stop by and session with Green, playing funk, rock, R&B and other creative tunes. The jam starts at 9:30 p.m., and there’s no cover. for more information.
Operation Don’t Drink & Drive on New Year’s Eve
On Wednesday, Dec. 31, the Breckenridge Free Ride Transit System will be offering special late-night service. All scheduled routes will shut down as normal at 11:45 p.m. This is the 12th year that the Breckenridge Free Ride has conducted Operation Do Not Drink and Drive on New Year’s Eve.
Starting at midnight, there will be a bus running up and down Main Street to pick up passengers at the Free Ride bus stops. This bus will take people to Breckenridge Station, where they will be placed on a directional bus that will deliver them to any Free Ride bus stop within the town of Breckenridge. This special late-night service is return service only. No pick-ups will be made at individual bus stops once the scheduled service has stopped for the night, except for Main Street. The last bus will depart Breckenridge Station promptly at 2 a.m.
The Free Ride will have a beverage ban in place for New Year’s Eve. No beverage containers of any kind will be permitted on board after 6 p.m. for the holiday. This will speed up the boarding process for everyone. Federal transit regulations and local ordinance both prohibit alcohol onboard the buses or at bus stops. Persons with open containers of alcohol will be denied boarding. This will be strictly enforced.
For more information and other tips on how to make your holiday safe and enjoyable,
Apres celebrates one-year anniversary in Breckenridge
Apres Handcrafted Libations will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 4, and is hosting a countdown to the big day, with drink specials and more. On Wednesday, Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, the bar will throw a Bubbles and Beer party, with special champagne cocktails and free swag. The festivities continue Thursday, Jan. 1, with a New Year, New Beer promotion, where Apres will tap several beers that are new to the bar and new to Breckenridge.
On Friday, Jan. 2, head to Apres for Firkin Friday, the first one of 2015, with a tapping of Epic’s Mid-Mountain Ale brewed with Chinook hops, followed by Sip Saturday on Jan. 3, with Colorado beer flights for $10 and Colorado whiskey flights for $15. The series culminates on Sunday, Jan. 4, with the Apres Birthday Bash, with $4 specials and free cupcakes while they last.
Visit for information.
Smuggler Stampede Nordic Race happens New Year’s Day
The Gold Run Nordic Center, located at 200 Clubhouse Drive in Breckenridge, will host the Smuggler Stampede Nordic Race on Thursday, Jan. 1.
Cross-country ski into the New Year with a mass start skate race. Choose your race from 5-kilometer, 10K or 20K options for ages 4 and older. The races start at 10 a.m., and there’s a $30 entry fee.
Visit or call (970) 547-7889 for more information.
Silverthorne’s ice rink, warming hut at North Pond Park now open
The town of Silverthorne North Pond Park Ice Rink is officially open for the season. North Pond Park is located directly across the street from the Silverthorne Elementary School at Hamilton Creek Road and State Highway 9.
Free amenities include a warming hut, restrooms, parking and access to some of the best true pond skating in Summit County. Bring your own skates, hot chocolate and hockey sticks, and play all day. Non-skaters can view the rink while staying warm inside the heated warming hut or relax on the dock while watching the fun. Skating is available from dawn to dusk, and the warming hut is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Upcoming events at North Pond include Twilight Skate, complete with warm chili and moon pies around the fire pit on Sunday, Jan. 25, and the Colorado Pond Hockey Tournament on the weekend of Saturday, Feb. 14.
The North Pond ice is plowed and maintained by Silverthorne’s Public Works Department as time allows, with street and sidewalk maintenance being the town’s first priority. For more information or to register for events, call the Recreation Center at (970) 262-7370 or visit
Keystone Resort donates coats and food to community
Keystone recently donated coats and nonperishable food items to local families in need through the Family and Intercultural Resource Center, a nonprofit working with families and individuals in Summit County.
Keystone’s Alpenglow Stube and Der Fondue Chessel, signature restaurants located atop North Peak, hosted their annual coat drive Friday, Dec. 12, and Saturday, Dec. 13, and collected 156 coats to be donated to FIRC for local families in need. Guests received a 50 percent discount on their check at either restaurant when donating a coat.
The Keystone Lodge and Spa collected 450 nonperishable food items during its fall collection, far surpassing its goal of 300 items. The Keystone Lodge and Spa has donated more than 1,000 nonperishable items to the FIRC this year via seasonal food drives. Patrons donating items received discounts on select spa services.
For more information about Keystone Resort, visit or call (877) 204-7889.
Courtesy of the Summit Daily News.